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Why Gandhi Slippers? Quote Replaces Gandhi Face Now; Is Amazon Sensible to Indian Sentiments?

  As Indian PM Narendra Modi replaced Gandhi’s face on Khadi calendar of 2017, the US e-commerce giant Amazon has gone a step ahead to sell slippers with Gandhi face on them, ridiculing the face of India. Called ‘Gandhi flip flops’, Amazon describes them as “foam rubber flip flops” with Gandhi face and priced $16.99 (Rs.1,200). This is the second ...

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‘Is there a way to complain against these bullies?’ No Way!

A Manipuri woamn was made fun of her nationality as Indian by a senseless immigration officer at the New Delhi International Airport. She was leaving the country, not entering but the policeman wanted to have "fun" like every one else in "power". He repeatedly asked her to about her "Indian-ness" showcasing the worst side our bureaucracy and the ruthless behaviour ...

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Samsung Fridge Complaint Knocks at Sushma Swaraj Door

M. Venkat, a victim of Samsung’s denial of replacement of a faulty refrigerator, turned to consumer affairs minister Ram Vilas Paswan and foreign affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for help. He tweeted them complaining about Samsung, the Korean company. He might have thought that Samsung, being a foreign company, would listen to Swaraj. It will now because the minister did not ...

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Shahrukh Khan: ‘No I did not meet Lalit Modi’

Shahrukh Khan who was vacationing in London with his family said on Monday that he did not meet Lalit Modi, former IPL commissioner in London as host of many Indian leaders, police officers and celebrities did. Reportedly, Shahrukh who is co-owner of Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders was asked if he had met Lalit Modi. Recently, there was ...

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India dismisses Pakistan allegations on Rangers’ killing, Sushma replies strongly

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has written back to Sartaj Aziz, Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs, dismissing his contentions that BSF soldiers killed two Pakistani troopers “in cold blood”. Aziz, in a letter to Sushma Swaraj on Friday, had protested the killing of two Punjab Rangers personnelin Zafarwal sector and demanded a probe into the incident and for ...

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Lok Sabha observes silence over Peshawar school attack

The Lok Sabha Wednesday observed a brief silence in memory of those who lost their lives in a Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan’s Peshawar city Tuesday. As soon as the house assembled for the day, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked the members to observe silence and also condemned the attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present in the ...

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Holy Book: Not Bhagwad Gita but Constitution, says Mamata Banerjee

After External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the Bhagwad Gita can be declared as the national scripture, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed that Constitution is the Holy Book in a democracy. While addressing people on an event on Red Front grounds to mark the “5,151st anniversary” of the Gita, which was organised by RSS-affiliate Global Inspiration and ...

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India, Russia Hold 20th Panel Meeting, Ahead of Air Exercise in Punjab

The 20th Inter-Governmental Commission Meeting was held on Wednesday by India and Russia in which the entire gamut of bilateral ties was discussed by the countries with the focus on cooperation in the fields of energy,defence and civil nuclear cooperation. The meeting of the Inter-Governmental Commission on trade, Economic, Scientific, Technological and Cultural Cooperation was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister ...

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India Marks 50 Years of ITEC Development Aid Programme

India on Tuesday celebrated 50 years of unique initiative of sharing its developmental experience gained since its independence with other nations in the form of the ITEC programme. Under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and its sister programme, the Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Programme (SCAAP), and the Technical Cooperation Scheme of Colombo Plan, more than 160 countries ...

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Haryana Election: Likely Chief Ministerial Candidates of BJP

After the historic win in Haryana by securing a clear majority of its own for the first time, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has not yet decided on the the chief ministerial candidate though it has shortlisted some leaders. The probable candidates said to be for the chief ministerial post in Haryana by the sources are state unit chief Rambilas Sharma, ...

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Counting in Haryana Elections on Sunday; BJP’s Ram Bilas Sharma Possible CM Choice?

As Sunday reckons the fate of 1,351 contesting candidates when the counting of votes for the 90-member Haryana assembly begins, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident of winning the elections that it began pondering at the possible candidates for the chief minister’s post and prominent among them are External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who belongs to Haryana, state BJP president ...

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Sushma Swaraj to open Britain-hosted Indian diaspora convention

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her British counterpart Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond will inaugurate the regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas tomorrow (Friday, October 17) in London, the first ever such event to be held in Britain. A British High Commission release said that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will host a reception Oct 17 "celebrating" the country’s Indian diaspora ...

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China begins withdrawal of troops ending one-week standoff

What began last week as another serious standoff between India and China with Chinese road-building workers with PLA cover barged the Indian territory and insisting they have orders to build a road 5-km inside India evoking strong protests from New Delhi with the Chinese envoy in New Delhi on Thursday finally paid off. Indian External affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said ...

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BJP Expels Jaswant Singh; Who’s Next?

For the second time, BJP veteran leader Jaswant Singh was expelled from the BJP after he refused to withdraw his nomination as an independent from Rajasthan’s Barmer parliamentary constituency, party sources said on Saturday. He has been expelled for six years. Last time he was expelled in 2009 over his book on Mohammad Ali Jinnah, but was taken back in ...

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